The 2009 Chrysler Sebring title extends across a roughly similar range of vehicles; a four door family sedan, a two door convertible and upgraded versions of each. Their connecting heritage is that they share the same front-wheel-drive platform that holds the Dodge Avenger together. Even the engines are the same. So what sets apart these triplets separated at birth?
Not a lot, as it turns out, but there are just enough to warrant a somewhat careful consideration when you get to the dealers. The Sebring prodigies all feature a more edgy finish, but it’s nothing to write home about. They are also lighter, but this somehow doesn’t convert into improved acceleration or handling.
The Sebring also comes with the usual generous helping of gadgets and safety features; four-wheel antilock brakes and front-seat side airbags, it also shares the Uconnect digital media storage and playback system with its Dodge counterpart, along with the standard speaker arrangement.
When push comes to shove, there’s really not a lot between the various versions of this car, or its Dodge branded father. While optional upgrades can help the situation, the basic 2009 Chrysler Sebring suffers from an underpowered engine, disappointing finish and somewhat inadequate brakes.